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Welcome Matte Bundle | Make your own watercolours!

USD $123.99

Welcome Matte Pigments | 20 creative colours!

Welcome Matte pigments  are designed to let you join in on the fun of making your own watercolour paint in the easiest, quickest way possible!

There are 20 colours to fall in love with,  each named after a way to say a welcome greeting from around the world!

Each bottle holds enough pigment to make several pans of watercolour and bottles of ink. It depends a little on how you want to use them!

They work beautifully on all sorts of paper, even black card stock.

You can layer the colour to build up opacity

I especially love using them on our colour paper journals and Gessoh!

The Welcome Matte pigments will crack as they set, it's just the way the pigment behaves as it dries. You can add some honey to your mix to help alleviate that if it really bothers you, but apart from being a little imperfect looking, the appearance makes no difference to the performance! 

I like to think the Welcome Matte pigments are like me - a little cracked! 😂

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SpARTula set 2 | Rainbow-making tools!

The spARTula set is a studio essential you can use a hundred different ways from mixing your own watercolours with FairyDust Pigment, to scrape through stencils or spreading gesso!

  • each spARTula is 19cm long
  • Soft silicone in our signature colours
  • easy to use and clean
  • Eco-wood handles with laser burned ARTspirational messages!

 

 

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Kinder Binder | Gum Arabic for handmade watercolour!

75ml bottle

Kinder Binder is made of Gum Arabic, which is made from the sap harmlessly harvested from living trees. It is used as the 'binder' medium that is added to pigments to make watercolours because it is watersoluble, and sets again as it dries. It is a wonderfully versatile liquid!

I primarily use Kinder Binder to hand-make make my own gorgeous watercolours with our Fairy Dust pigments, but you can use it in so many other ways!

Kinder Binder:

  • controls the spread of wet watercolour,
  • reduces staining
  •  slows drying to allow more time for blending.
  • also increases the gloss and transparency of your water colour paint.
  • will slightly extend the drying time of the watercolour paint,
  • makes the colors seem more vibrant!
  • It will increase the gloss of the dried painting.
  • Also increases the brilliance and transparency of gouache.

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Colour Cauldrons | pigment mixing bowls

You will feel like an art scientist using your 'Colour Cauldron'! These mini mortar and pestle sets are specially designed for artists to mix colours or use as a cute water jar and storage in between uses.

  • The lovely box comes with a pair of Colour Cauldrons.
  • The ' Colour Cauldron' is porcelain with a silicone base.
  • Custom colour silicone base is non slip for easy mixing.
  • Smooth, non-stick varnish covers the entire Colour Cauldron and pestle, except for the mixing areas.
  • the mixing base has a natural ceramic texture to help with the mixing and grinding.

  • Remove the silicone base for  cleaning
  • wash with warm water. For stubborn pigments I use a 'magic white sponge'.

 

This is part of the new Fairy Dust pigment collection!

 

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Pantastic Mermaid Scale Magnetic Palette

What is a mermaid's favourite art supply? Watercolour of course! And this palette is just as magical as a mermaid.

  • 20 metal pans in my signature 'Bali Blue'
  • The palette is magnetic, and you can move the pans, reorganise as you wish.
  • Fill them with tube watercolours or make your own with the Fairy Dust pigments ( recipe below)!
  • the custom pan shape offers a perfect surface area for creating blissful washes of colour.
  • Buy as a stand-alone item here, or look at the bundle price here!

This is part of the new Fairy Dust pigment collection

 

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Treasure Measures | precision pigment spoons x 2

The Treasure Measure is a deceptively handy little tool! You can precisely measure pigments and art ingredients for your creative joy.

  • 3 gram and 1 gram measure labelled (cutely!)
  • easy to clean
  • easy to handle size
  • Two Treasure Measures are in this set

 

This is part of the new Fairy Dust pigment collection!

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Clean & Tidy | Pigment Mat & Surface saver

The Clean & Tidy is a placemat-sized mat made from soft and durable material.

  • Place it down before you start mixing colour to protect your table
  • use it as a palette to mix colours as you create
  • makes an ideal non-slip, heat resistant surface for many arty chores!

  • Non-slip  :
  • Durable & Reusable : pad is made of food grade silicone, heat resistant between -40°F and 446°F.
  • Non-slip, non-stick,
  • not easy to deform or tear.
  • Surface Protector : protect against spills, scratches, heat, etc.
  • Easy to Clean & Store : easy to clean with water and dishcloth.It can be stored rolled up or folded, occupying minimal space.

Combine with the larger 'Splat Matte' for the ultimate in surface protection and organisation!

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20 matte pigments for portraits
Make your own watercolours!
Make your own inks!
Matt finish pigment
So easy to mix!

Welcome Matte pigments  are designed to let you join in on the fun of making your own watercolour paint in the easiest, quickest way possible.

This bundle contains all you need to make your new cracking watercolours!

You have 20 colours to create your own watercolours and inks with, plus all the tools you need!

  • Box of 20 Welcome Matte pigments
  • The Pan-tastic Palettes with mermaid scale pans to fill with your colours!
  • 2 spARTulas to mix and pour your pigments.
  • 2 Colour Cauldrons to make your magic in.
  • 2 Treasure Measures to distribute your pigments.
  • Kinder Binder Gum Arabic to bind the pigments into watercolours
  • Clean & Tidy pigment mat

Welcome Matte pigments  are designed to let you join in on the fun of making your own watercolour paint in the easiest, quickest way possible!

There are 20 colours to fall in love with,  each named after a way to say a welcome greeting from around the world!

Each bottle holds enough pigment to make several pans of watercolour and bottles of ink. It depends a little on how you want to use them!

They work beautifully on all sorts of paper, even black card stock.

You can layer the colour to build up opacity

I especially love using them on our colour paper journals and Gessoh!

The Welcome Matte pigments will crack as they set, it’s just the way the pigment behaves as it dries. You can add some honey to your mix to help alleviate that if it really bothers you, but apart from being a little imperfect looking, the appearance makes no difference to the performance! 

I like to think the Welcome Matte pigments are like me – a little cracked! 😂

Watch the video!

What Jane says

Make a Watercolour Pan & Ink!
It’s actually very fun an easy.

1. Add 2-3 grams ( 1 teaspoon) of pigment into a Colour Cauldron or small bowl.

2. Add 2 to3 drops of Kinder Binder (Gum Arabic medium) to the pigment and mix. Each pigment varies a little in how much binder it will take to make a smooth and creamy paste, so gradually add drops of Kinder Binder until the you create a smooth paste.

OPTIONAL : add a very small amount of pure honey to your mix to help minimise cracking of the pan as it dries. It won’t completely eradicate cracking as that is a characteristic of Welcome Matte pigments, and the honey won’t add any functional benefit, but the pans will look a little smoother.

3. Once you have all the pigment and binder combined with no lumps, you can scoop up the mixture and add to a pan. If the pan isn’t full, you can mix up some more pigment and binder and add it on top. Stir with a toothpick to combine the layers in the pan.

4. Leave the pan on a level surface to set. This will usually take 24 hours. If your mixture was very runny, there may have been extra binder in your mix, and the pan will take a little longer to set and may flatten. You can use as is, or mix up some more pigment and top up the pan.

You can also make an ink from this mixture.:

1. Add enough distilled water to the watercolour paste to fill whatever tool you have planned to use it in ( eg: mister bottle, or WaterBrush).

2. Mix until dissolved.

3. Add a few drops of Kinder Binder to the ink – this will help adhesion of the pigment to paper.
4. Test to see if you like the effect of the ink, and add more water, or pigment as needed.

5.  Pour your new ink into an airtight bottle. The pigment will settle over time, so shake to activate before use.

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NOTES:

  • I suggest you add the Binder little by little, and mix as you go to achieve the right consistency. Each colour behaves differently and adding binder as you are mixing allows you to perfect your technique.
  • If your paste seems too stiff you can add a little more Binder.
  • If your mixture is too runny, you can add a little more pigment, mix and let stand for a few hours so the excess binder can evaporate a little. Mix again and then add to your pan.
  • Whether the mixture was too runny, too stiff or just right, once they set, they will all act the same, so have fun with making them!
  • label your pan with the colour name as a reference. Believe me, you will be glad you did!

 

 

Weight .2 kg
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 7 cm

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